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Do you know 
hat to do if 

Tune into the Instrumental 







With nine new staff members and six returning mem- 
bers, this year has been busy. Despite the craziness of keeping 
track of who's doing what story, the staff has come through by 
meeting the numerous mini-deadlines set for not only this 
issue, but the last one as well. Thanks guys, you rock! 

In the last issue, if you've noticed, we covered a lot 
about- Butler County Community College. BCCC has a lot of hid- 
den secrets and we had the chance to let you in on some. 
SHHH... don't tell anyonel 

This issue, we again found more secrets plus useful 
things that can help you now as well as in the future. 

Make sure you check out the story on foreign exchange 
students (pg. 20). It gives you an idea of how they celebrated 
their holidays and their traditions. 

If you're struggling in your Algebra or Calculus classes, 
check out the story on the Math Enrichment Center (pg. 4). 

See what the Instrumental Department is up to and 
their upcoming concerts {pg. 6). 

And for the sports fans, we've covered a variety of 
sports this issue from volleyball to football {starts on pg. 22). 

With winter break out of the way, it's time to start 
fresh with a new year. Things are down hill from now. With a new 
year means new resolutions. Here are some of the Grizzly's res- 

•Cover more of what the student body wants to hear 
{hint hint... ahem, letter to the editor). 

•Meet deadlines on time. 

•Don't stress out over minor problems. 

•Take it easy once In a while. 

We hope you enjoy this issue and have a great year! 

Getting out this magazine is no picnic. 

If we print jokes, people will say we are silly; 

If we don't, they say we are too serious. 

If we clip things from other magazines, 

we are too lazy to write it down ourselves. 

If we don't we are stuck on our own stuff. 

If we stick close to the job all day, 

we ought to be out hunting up news. 

If we do go out and try to hustle, 

we ought to be on the job in the office. 

If we don't print contributions, 

we don't appreciate true genius; 

If we do, the magazine is filled with junk. 

If we make a change in a fellow's write-up, 

we are too critical, and if we don't we are 

Now, like as not, someone will say we swiped 
this from some other magazine or paper... WE 

- Author Unknown 

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Ashley McCullough 

Managing Editor 

Rachel Julius 


Jason Massingill 

Associate Editor 

Darren Greiving 
Amanda Lene 

Photo Editors 

Amanda Lene 

Business Manager 

Brenda Kimmi 

Circulation Manager 

Amanda Sill 
Christy Sherdon 

Feature Writers 

Pamela Bearth 

Francesca Chilargi 

Amy Jewett 

Brenda Kimmi 

Jessica Miller 

DeAnn Solt 

Staff Writers 

Dylon Storey 

'omputer Technician 

Michael Swan 

Faculty Adviser 

Table of Contents 

On the cover... 

Andover sophomore Christy Sherdon 
and Wichita freshman Francesca 
Chilargi demonstrate the result of a 
car breaking down. (Photo Illustration 
by Darren Greiving) 

Butler County Community College 
901 S. Haverhill Road 
Building 100, Room 104 
El Dorado, KS 67042 

Letters to the Editor encouraged 


4 What is the Math Enrichment Center? 

6 What is the Instrumental Department 
all about? 

8 Take a look at the Campus Edge 

10 History of Butler County 
Community College 


14 Is your job stressing you out? 

16 Maintaining your car 

20 Foreign Exchange students over 
the holiday break 


22 Shooting for a better season 

24 Women's dedication to the court 

26 Another winning season 

30 Another season, another coach 

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The Math Enrichment Center provides free tutoring, some computer 
tutorials and videotapes which supplement the textbooks currently being 

used for math classes at BCCC 





The Math Enrichment Center (MEC) was designed math texts for student use. It also has software with math 

to provide a place on campus where students could come tutorials," says Balman. 

in and get help with their math homework. It is located in The Math Enrichment Center provides free tutoring 

the 1500 building in room 205, where math classes are as well as some computer tutorials and videotapes, which 

taught, for easy access to 

Instructor and peer 
tutor coordinator Susan 
Balman says, "The Math 
Enrichment Program is a 
joint effort of the college, 
the math department and 
the Peer Tutoring program. 
It provides additional sup- 
port to BCCC students in 
an attempt to help them 
successfully complete the 
math courses they may be 
taking while at Butler." 

Student teacher Shant Rahaman (left) helps a student with his 
math homework. The student teachers are found through BCCC 
instructors' recommendations. 

supplement the textbooks 
currently being used for 
math classes at BCCC 
Students may get help with 
homework, or use the tuto- 
rials or videotapes as rein- 
forcement and to catch up 
on a concept they may 
have missed in class. 

"One of the biggest 
focuses of the MEC is the 
Butler Peer Tutoring pro- 
gram," Balman says. "It 
provides Butler students 

Students can drop by before or after their math 

classes or whenever it is convenient for them to get help. 

The current schedule for the program allows students to 

walk in at any time between 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays 

through Thursdays. On Fridays, tutors are there from 8 

a.m. to 5 p.m. 

"The MEC has videos that go with most BCCC 
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with math tutoring at no cost." 

The math program helps students enrolled in all 
levels of math classes and any student enrolled at Butler 
can come to the MEC for help with math. 

"The number of students varies from semester to 
semester," Balman says. "This semester we have seven 
math tutors and further tutoring assistance from three 
BCCC instructors." 

Tutors are enrolled Butler students who are recom- 
mended by a Butler math instructor to apply to be a tutor. 
They are typically students who excel in math and are cur- 
rently enrolled in math classes beyond College Algebra. 
Instructors volunteer a few hours per week as well. 

"One of the best supports in the MEC is Bethany 
Chandler, a BCCC math instructor, who is in there every 
day to teach independent study math classes, provide 
math support and schedule and work with the peer tutors," 
says Balman. 

Math Instructor Bethany Chandler gives a student some advice on her work. Chandler is one of the math instructors at the college who 
volunteers her time. 

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The Instrumental Department 
has been busy preparing for their 
Christmas concert. It has been an 
unusually early point in the first semes- 
ter for the department to perform in a 
concert. There are a lot of fine musi- 
cians and it takes time for all of them to 

Story by Franceses Chilargi 

with other students who have similar 

interests. Second, it gives them an 

play together. They are pushing hard opportunity to experience working in a 
for this concert, according to Roger unified way within a jarge group and 

Lewis, director. 

There is a lot of involvement in 

this part of the college. 

lessons in good citizenship. Third, it 
sharpens their dural or hearing and 
physical coordination skill in a way that 

"Most of our students, nearly no other actjvjty can Fourth) jt gjves 

all of our students, are involved in con- 

them the opportunity to experience the 

cert band, pep band and private instruc- joy f playing music. Fifth, it develops in 
tion on their instruments," Lewis says. them an appreciation of music which 
"Most people who are in various jazz they wj || carry thr oughout their lives." 

and commercial ensembles also partic- 

The band varies between 45 to 

ipate in concert band and pep band." 55 stu dents. The types of bands that 

"The majority of the students make up the instrumental department 

do not have aspirations of becoming are: the concert band; « bjg band ». the 

professionals or music teachers," Lewis Jazz e nsemble,"little big band"; and the 

says. "However, participating in musi- com mand performance or the "show 

cal ensemble and activities provides band." The "big band" is a standard jazz 

them with many important opportuni- ensemble instrumentation of four trum- 

ties. First, it allows them to have a pets four trombones, five saxophones, 

sense of belonging and camaraderie a piano guitar basSj drums Latin per . 

cussion and a vocal soloist. The "little 

big band" consists of four horns, one 

trumpet, one alto sax, one tenor sax, 

one trombone, a piano, guitar, bass and 

drums. The "show band" has seven 
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singers or vocalists. 

Also, there is a departmental 
holiday concert for all the music depart- 
ments. The instrumental department will 
be represented in a brass quintet. In the 
brass quintet there are two trumpets, a 
French horn, a trombone and a tuba. 
The jazz ensemble will also be the fea- 
ture entertainer for a corporation at a 
Christmas party in Newton. 

"More and more we are having 
opportunities to play in venues through- 
out Butler County and the surrounding 
counties," says Lewis. 

Besides playing for Butler stu- 
dents, the instrumental department also 
puts on concerts for high schools in dif- 

ferent counties. 

"My philosophy for the depart- 
ment is to utilize our performing capabil- 
ities in the service of the community at 
large," Lewis says. "We also seek out 
opportunities to perform at high schools 
throughout Butler and surrounding 
counties to further the good name of our 
college and to attract prospective stu- 


When it comes to practicing for 

concerts, Lewis thinks rehearsals 
should be kept to scheduled times and 

to regularly scheduled classes with few 
exceptions prior to concerts. Also, he 
says practice comes from his profession- 
al background as a performer. 

"The players are expected to 
execute their parts within the framework 
of established rehearsals. Any shortcom- 
ings in individual playing is practice on 

their own time." 

Additionally, the concert bands 
meet three hours a week. The command 
performance meets for 1 1/2 hours every 
week, and the pep band rehearses for 
one hour every week and participates in 

all home football and basketball events. 

Coming up second semester, 
there will be a major instrumental concert 
featuring all the ensembles. There are 
also the annual Butler Jazz Day activities 
and a concert featuring the jazz and com- 
mercial ensembles playing with national- 
ly recognized artists and professional 

musicians from south central Kansas. 

"Jazz Day has been an annual 
event at Butler, ever since I started direct- 
ing here 13 years ago," says Lewis. 

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Right: Benton sophomore Jon Shaffer, pro- 
ducer, and Eureka sophomore Danny 
Rogers set the sound levels. Getting the 
sound level set right is a key part in prepar- 
ing for the show. 

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Below left: Eureka sophomore Danny 
Rogers runs the switcher. The switcher 
changes shots between the cameras and 
brings up the graphics. 


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Right: Wichita freshman Matt 
Rodriguez, Applied TV student, 
adjusts the shot on camera 1. 


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"The Campus Edge" is Butler County sophomore Rachel Walcher said, "Sports are a 

Community College's student produced TV really big part of the school. The Campus Edge' 

newsmagazine. The show covers college and also lets those who do not follow sports know 

community events, and even has special interest what is going on." 


The show also has the "Crazy Tom" seg- 

"The Campus Edge" has been on air for ment, where Derby sophomore Tom Chau does 
five years and for four of those years Mr. Lance all sorts of crazy things. Tom has done every- 

Hayes has 
the class. 

Hayes sAxp, % The pko&sAm xs A t?Atnxn& 


Aspects of TV." 

thing from 
dressing up 
Superman on 

Hayes said, "The program is a training Halloween to skydiving out of an airplane. Chau 
ground for students who want to learn all the said, "When I started school here a year ago I 

aspects of TV." 

thought The Campus Edge' was dead and not 

The program helps to ease students into exciting. I wanted to do a crazy segment to liven 
TV. The students get to do whatever they feel up the show." 

comfortable doing whether that be technical or 
on camera work. The program also gives a stu- 

The students also put together and edit 
their own stories. They also do their own effects. 

dent a chance to experiment and express them- The department has a Media 100 machine, 
selves more than they would if they were work- which is a computer they use for effects and to 

ing for a station. 

put the whole show together. The Media 100 is 

Benton sophomore Jon Shaffer, produc- the same computer that most of the news sta- 
er, said, "The show also gives students a chance tions in Wichita use. 

to interact with people around school and the 

Participation in "The Campus Edge" 
really helps student prepare for TV production. 

The show has many segments, ranging Many students that have graduated from the 
from feature to special interest stories. Sports is program are now working at TV stations, 
also another major part of the show. Derby 


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Still a 

resident of 

El Dorado, 

William C. 

'Bill' Cummins 

was the first 

campus dean 

at Butler. 

Story by Amanda Lene and photos courtesy of BCCC 

The Birth 

In 1927 Butler 
County Community College 
(BCCC) was founded as the 
El Dorado Junior College. 
The first campus was locat- 
ed downtown in the old 
junior high building which is 
now a playground used for 
the middle school's PE 
classes. Then the junior col- 
lege moved into the old El 
Dorado High School, which 
is now the middle school. 
High school classes and the 
junior college classes were 
all held in one building. The 
high school classes were on 
the top floor and the college 

The college now is much 
more then any of us had 
ever envisioned r 

classes were held on the 
bottom floor, but both 
shared resources such as 
the library, cafeteria and 
gym. In 1958, the junior col- 
lege moved into the old 
abandoned Jefferson grade 
school on Summit and High, 
which is now Summit Park. 
Five years later a bill was 
passed through the state 
legislature to organize the 
college on a county basis. 
So, as a result, the college 
was renamed Butler County 
Community College. 
The New Campus 
In the early 1960s, 
the college purchased 80 

acres on the corner of 
Haverhill Road and 
Towanda Road from Isador 
Molk for the future site of 
BCCC. The land consisted 
of bedrock, an oil field, 
slush pond and junk yard. 

Admissions coun- 
selor Everett Kohls says, "It 
used to be like a gully, 
where they dumped oil that 
was no longer usable, until 
they leveled it for the con- 
struction of the new col- 

In 1965 construc- 
tion started on the new 
campus, at its present loca- 
tion. Construction workers 


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and grounds employees 
faced many problems when 
building the new campus, 
which they are still experi- 
encing today. According to 
Ted Nelson, supervisor of 
roads and grounds, 80 per- 
cent of the campus rests on 

There are three to 
four feet of solid rock about 
a foot under the campus, 
which prolonged construc- 
tion of the 700 building in 

"Construction work- 
ers had to dynamite the 
rock in order to build a 
basement under the build- 
ing, which used to leak and 
fill up like a swimming pool 
when it rained until we got a 
sump pump to drain the 
water when it rains now," 
says Kohls. 

Another problem 
faced while building the 
college was oil under parts 
of the campus. When 
grounds employees tried to 
plant grass on the campus, 
it wouldn't grow. BCCC's 
first dean, William Cummins 
of El Dorado, says, "The soil 
was saturated with oil and 
salt water." 

Phil Theis, lead 
instructor of the biology 
department, says, "When 
oil is pumped it brings up 
salt water from the 
ground, which kills the 
grass and stops it from 
growing. So they removed 
about eight inches of the 
poor soil and replaced it 
with new, clean topsoil all 
over the campus and fer- 
tilized it with chicken 
manure. The chicken 
manure really greened 
everything up. I remember 
feathers flying all over the 

Then they had trou- 
ble planting trees on the 
campus too, because of the 
oil slush pond. When they 
would dig a hole for the tree 
to be planted, it would fill up 
with oil. They had to go 
back and put a lining under 
the topsoil, stopping the oil 
from filling the holes dug for 
the trees. Finally, in 1970, 
groundskeepers got the 
grass and trees to grow, 
and watered them with fire 

Classes Begin 

Toward the end of 
1965 and the beginning of 

1966, construction workers 
had the 300, 400 and 800 
buildings completed. So any 
students with classes in any 

school for all Butler stu- 
dents started at the new 
campus. Butler County 
Community College enroll- 

In ,1937, the junior college and me §e:mor high sc. 
into aibmndrtew' '" " 

of these 
both sites 
- the old 
and the 
new cam- 
pus. Stu- 


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The old Jefferson Eletiientary school was 
theiocatt&n of the junior college: from 1965 
until th& present campus was finished in 
1966. V- 

dents were allowed 15 ment for the first year as a 

minute passing periods community college was 900 

compared to our five min- students, compared to 

utes, to give them time to enrollment today of 7,996 

drive the mile and a half students as of Oct. 19. 
from one campus to the Improvements 

other. Then, in August of Before the back 

1966, the first full year of parking lot was paved, lots 

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of dirt and a couple of old oil 
wells were there. 

"Every time it rained 
it was an adventure," says 

Now there are two 
remaining wells on campus, 
one southwest of the 100 
building and the other in a 
purple and gold shed behind 
the 8-plexes. 

In 1972 and 1973, 
Butler started the outreach 
program with other sites to 
allow more students to 
receive a Grizzly education 
in and around their area. 
This saved a drive to the 
main campus every day in 
El Dorado. Today, there are 
sites located in Andover, 
Eureka, Augusta, 

McConnell Air Force Base, 
Rose Hill, Marion, Flint Hills 
and Council Grove, totaling 
eight different Butler sites. 
In 1989, construction start- 
ed on the east dorm, which 
opened in 1990. According 
to Kohls, when the construc- 
tion workers were digging to 
put in fittings for the founda- 
tion of the dorm, they dug 
up a truck bed frame, part of 
an oil drilling rig, tons of iron 
and lots of junk left over 

from the oil business junk- 
yard. Now in 2001 the latest 
improvement on campus is 
the new dorm, slated to 
open in the fall. 

Cummins says, 
"The college now is much 
more then any of us had 
ever envisioned." 

Growing Pains 

Before the con- 
struction workers could start 
working on the new dorms, 
the groundskeepers had to 
remove 20 trees and trans- 
plant them elsewhere on 

Nelson says, "I 
wanted to transplant them 
on the south side of the ten- 
nis courts for a windbreak, 
but it couldn't be done 
because of the rock, so 
some of them were planted 
in the 1500 east parking 
medial and the others by the 

They were able to 
plant the trees because 
there were several inches of 
topsoil already there. When 
a tree is planted, it has to be 
placed at least 55 inches 
underground, but because 
of the rock, groundskeepers 
can not plant the trees in 

certain areas. The workers 
transplanting the trees gave 
them a 30 percent chance 
of living because of the time 
of the year and where they 
were replanted. 

"It is a concentrated 
effort to keep them alive," 
says Nelson. "The 20 trees 
are worth about $20,000 if 
you had to buy them, so 
that's why they are worth 

Another problem 
the rock causes is it makes 
it hard for a tree's root sys- 
tem to spread out. 

"When the roots are 
not able to spread out, they 
start going in a circle, caus- 
ing the trees to be stunted," 
says Nelson. 

When a tree is 
stunted, the bottom of the 
tree is fat and the rest of the 
trunk is straight and narrow. 

And groundskeep- 
ers are still facing problems 
related to oil. There are still 
places on campus where 
grass won't grow because 
of the salt water. For 
instance, on the west side of 
the student union, between 
the road and parking lot, 
there is an area about 25 

feet wide where the grass is 
dead and won't grow. Then 
on the west side of the tank 
batteries (which hold the oil), 
not even weeds will grow. 
The tank batteries are locat- 

ed near the 100 building and, 
according to Nelson, at some 
time have overflowed and 
killed the ground. So even 
today it is a constant battle to 
keep Butler beautiful. 

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Mr. Phil Theis (the only teacher remaining from the 
opening of Butlers current El Dorado site) says, "... 
the chicken manure really greened everything up. 
remember feathers flying all over the place." 

A recent aerial 
shot of Butler 
College. This 
shows many 
developments on 
campus, not 
including the 
recent addition to 
the bookstore or 
the construction 
of the new dorm. 
Courtesy photo 
by Ireland Turner. 

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Working H 


Working and attending school 
can be stressful. Butler students found 
out the hard way what it takes to work 

Fixing the lights on a 
tree at Walter's Flowers 
& Gifts, Wamego fresh- 
man Adam Breault 
makes the tree look 
good for open house. 
There were over 20 
trees that were put 
together and decorated 
for Christmas season. 

Finals Cause 



Butler," Wichita freshman Bonnie Addington says. "I was not 
too nervous because I did my best and then moved on to 

The Butler County Community College attendance 
policy helped out when it came to finals stress. If you 
attended all your classes you should have been able to fin- 
ish without taking part of or the entire final 
in many cases. 

"I think that the attendance 
policy is actually kind of cool," Medicine 
Lodge freshman Jessica Rother says. 
"When you get done with class and 
haven't missed you can go ahead and test 

Some businesses hire 

extra help to ease the stress of the 

Christmas rush, but not all places will. 

Part-time help is an added bonus to those who look for 

and find time to study afterwards. With the Christmas sea- 
son at the same time as finals, students had a hard time extra Christmas money or just a place to get their foot in the 

finding hours to study as their work hours became longer. 
Many students found jobs at places such as retail 

door for a year around job. 

"I was hired at Walter's Flowers to put 

:ores, gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants and coun- together Christmas trees and decorate them for the 

try clubs. These places are also ones that got hit hard with Christmas season," Adam Breault, Wamego freshman, 

the busy Christmas season. The busiest time was between says. "I work about 25 hours a week and am enrolled at 

Thanksgiving and New Year's, which is the same time that Butler for 13 credit hours." 

finals fell in. 

"I am working 24 and a half hours a week at the 
Wichita Country Club as a waitress, and taking 17 hours at 
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Some people didn't plan to work over the break any 
more than normal because of family issues. 

"I didn't plan to work over the holidays because I 

had family to see, and I already had all the 
hours I could have put in," Addington says. 

Christmas can be a stressful time, 
especially when being bombarded by finals 
and shopping for friends and relatives. 

"I got burnt out during Christmas," 
Rother says. "It stresses me out. By the time 
Christmas was over I was ready to quit every- 
thing and take a break of my own." 

filled students' 
heads as they 
prepared for 
their finals and 
continued to do 
their everyday 
tasks at work. 
Most students 
couldn't afford to 
take time off of 
work to study 
due to bills that 
piled up. 

Finals started 
Dec. 8 and last- 
ed until Dec. 14. You shouldn't stress about 
work, finals or Christmas shopping and take 
advantage of the time you have off afterward to 
complete tasks you haven't finished. 

"I didn't get stressed out around finals, 
but I tried to pace myself for my 20 credit 
hours," Ashley McCullough, Wichita sopho- 
more, says. "I think I am all right, but I wasn't 
able to take any time off of work because I 
have set hours, which were 16 to 20 per week, 
at the Children's Discovery Center in Wichita." 

Story and Photos by DeAnn Solt 

Working on a project for speech class, Bonnie Addington, Wichita freshman, 
and Jessica Rother, Medicine Lodge freshman, gather information and pre- 
pare to present their speech. Many hours had to be put into getting the speech 
ready and, along with work, the girls kept very busy. 

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fl guide to knowing parts of your car along with little tips and hints to maintenance 

As a victim of several major and minor car breakdowns, I 
think I can almost be called an expert. Two days before my fresh- 
man year in college, the transmission went out. That was only the 
start of the problems. 

From that day forward, my car troubles began. 

Keep in mind that I am a girl, a girl that has no clue about 

So my journey began into the world of automobiles...* 

Although the car has several parts, I only have enough 
room to do the basics. 

Let's start with the battery. The battery is the initial source 
of electricity to the engine. Its main use is to start the engine. Once 
the engine is started, the alternator (we'll get to that in a minute) 
takes over to supply the electricity to the engine and restores ener- 
gy back to the battery. 

The alternator, also known as the generator, takes over for 
the battery after the engine is started. It is the primary source of 

Story by Rachel Julius 
Photo Illustrations by Darren 

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power while the engine is running. On the typical 
American car, the alternator should run on 75-80 amps. 
With the engine running, it can reach a temperature of 
2,000° F or possibly higher. So what happens to all the 
heat? The cooling system removes the excess heat from 

damage to your engine. Also keep in mind that it is also a 
good idea to change your oil filter when you change the oil. 
When you go to change the oil you can do it two ways, do 
it yourself or take it to an oil/lube shop. 

During the summer and winter months, always 

It is a good idea to change your oil every 3, 
able amount of damage to the engine if you 

miles or every three months. It could cause a consider- 


the engine and begins to cool after the engine reaches its 
maximum temperature. Without the cooling system, 
parts have a great chance of melting from the heat. 

Another important part of the car would be the 
muffler. Without the muffler, gases could escape into the 
interior of the car and put the driver at a high risk for car- 
bon monoxide poisoning. The gases are sent from the 
exhaust manifold to the muffler. The pressure of the gas 
is reduced when it passes through the engine. From the 
muffler, the gases travel to the tailpipe (which discharges 
exhaust gases from the muffler of the engine to the out- 
side of the car). If the gases escape directly from the 
engine without passing through the muffler, the sound 
would be fairly loud, leaving you embarrassed. 

With several Butler County Community College 
students making the commute, keeping up on car main- 
tenance can be hard. 

As the winter is in full speed, you might want to 
start maintenance now. 

If you know what you're doing, great! I applaud 
you. But if you don't, here are a few tips and hints you 
might find helpful. 

Every time you fill up on gas, check your oil. That 
gives you an idea of when you need to add a quart or 
change the oil. It is a good idea to change your oil every 
3,000 miles or every three months. Never checking or 
changing the oil could cause a considerable amount of 

It is always a good idea to stay calm when your car breaks down. 
Remember, pull the vehicle over to the side of the road, turn your 
hazard lights on and open the hood to see if you can pinpoint the 
problem. The best bet is to stay in your car and wait for a sheriff's 
patrol to come by. Kicking, punching or hitting it won't solve the 

make sure that there is plenty of antifreeze in the radiator. 
No matter what the weather is like, the engine will get hot. 
The antifreeze is used to cool the engine during those hot 
summer months. Antifreeze is there to help cool the engine 
and keep it from overheating. When you check the oil, also 
check the antifreeze level. 

Drive belts operate accessories such as the alter- 

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nator and coolant pump. If belts break it can 
cause the parts they drive to fail to work. Worn, 
glazed or frayed belts are signs that it's in need 
of a change. 

Besides the under-the-hood mainte- 
nance, keep in mind that some outer parts need 
some attention too. It is important to rotate tires 
every 6,000 to 7,500 miles. This will help tires 
even out the wear so they will be worn out at the 
same time. Rotating tires can be done straight- 
forward and backward or can crisscross fronts 
and/or backs before rotating. 

In case of a breakdown, here are a few 
things to keep in mind to play it safe: 

•Carry a tow truck service number in the 
glove compartment. 

•Put a flashlight and blanket in the trunk. 

•Pull over, turn the car off and wait until a 
sheriff's patrol or some form of law enforcement 
stops to help. 

•If someone does stop and ask if you 
need help, only crack the window one inch or 

•A cell phone comes in handy if you have 

Keep in mind that car maintenance is a 
must, no matter what. Knowing how the car func- 
tions is also a good idea. And remember, if you 
don't know what a certain part does or why it's 
even there, ask or go on a hunt to find out for 
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Left: Andover sophomore Christy Sherdon checks under the hood 

for the problem while Wichita freshman Francesca Chilargi waits in 

the car. 

Top right: Sherdon and Chilargi assess a flat tire. 

Bottom right: After several attempts to fix the vehicle, the girls walk 

for help. 

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ground the 

The International Students 
Program is off to a good start this year 
at Butler County Community College. 
There are 686 students, representing 
90 countries from around the world, 
attending classes this semester. 
When winter break approached, many 
students made 
pertaining to 

where they would 
stay during the 
break and how 
they would spend 
their time. For the 
students who 
were financially 
able, they made 
the journey home 
to enjoy spending 
time with their family and friends. 

Aoi Nakamura is an 
International Student from Japan. She 
planned on returning home for the hol- 
iday season and could hardly wait to 
see her friends and family. Nakamura 
did celebrate Christmas but not for 
religious purposes. She celebrated 
the New Year's Day with fireworks 
and fun festivities. She also took time 
out to think of her past ancestors. 

Nakamura says, "When I got 
home I wanted to go shopping and eat 
a home cooked meal." 

Gisele Eboma is from the 
Democratic Republic of Congo and 
has lived in the United States for three 
years. She was unable to return home 

Top 9 Countries 

Representep by 

International Stupents 

1 . Tanzania 


Africa 30% 

2. Kenya 


East Asia 29% 

3. Vietnam 


South Asia 1 5% 

4. Malaysia 


Europe 11% 

5. Pakistan 


Mideast 4% 

6. Japan 


Americas 11% 

7. Bangladesh 


8. Mexico 


9. Bulgaria 


tives and friends during this holiday." 
Whether students stayed 
here or went home for the winter 
break they all chose many different 
ways to spend their vacation time. For 
the students who were unable to 
return to their native country, they 

were thinking of 
their friends and 
family during this 

S a b e e h 
Ehsan, Pakistan 
freshman, says "I 
spent my winter 
break catching up 
on my sleep and I 
e-mailed my fami- 

for the break but remained in the U.S. 
She passed the time by reading 
books and relaxing. 

Saeid Saeidian has lived in 
the U.S. for 11 months and is from 
Iran. One of the traditions he cele- 
brates every year is the spring cele- 
bration. It starts March 21 and lasts for 
1 3 days. 

Saeidian says, "One of my 
favorite things is to visit all of my rela- 


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Story by Amanda Sill 

Photos by Francesca Chilargi 

Above: Pakistan freshman Sabeeh Ehsan works dili- 
gently on the computer. He monitors the computer lab 
at the Andover location. 

Left: Kenya freshman Elizabeth Chege carefully 
selects a book from the shelf at the L. W. Nixon Library. 

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Story by Jessica Miller, Photos by Darren Greiving 

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Grizzlies bounce back into 
action from the off season 

Once again it is time for bas- 

The 2000-2001 men's Grizzly 
basketball team consists almost 
entirely of faces new to the campus 
this year. The team has only two 
sophomores this season, Frank Call, 
Kansas City, and Kasib Powell, 
Teaneck, N. J. The 14-man team will 
have to learn to play well and adjust to 
each other. 

Call isn't worried about the 
number of incoming freshmen on the 
team. "There shouldn't be any prob- 
lems with new players," he says. 

Call explained that the team 
needed to work hard and stay dedicat- 
ed- and things should go fine. 

The team practices from two 
to three hours a day, six days a week. 
The time and length of practice varies 
some depending on the coaches' 


"The team needs to work and 
play together," head coach Dennis 
Helms says. Helms emphasized the 
importance of the team blending 
together and working as a whole 
rather than individuals. 

Coach Helms feels this year's 
team has more talent than last year's 
squad. The only part they are lacking is 
the experience of playing together. 

Powell has a good feeling 
about this year's team. "I have a good 
outlook on the year. If the chemistry is 
good, we will be good." 

"The goal is always to get to 
the national tournament," Coach 
Helms says. 

With hard work and persever- 
ance the team will go far, hopefully to 
overcome number one-rated Barton 
County Community College. 

Far left: Mario Davis, Antigua, fights off 
his opponents from Rose State, 
Oklahoma, for two points. 
Left: Derek Cline pushes past a Rose 
State defender, heading for a layup. 
Above: Aleksander Antic, Skopia, takes 
some shots by himself during practice. 

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Key to Sue 

From coach to a 

friend, Toby 

McCammon will 

take the Lady 

Grizzlies through 

yet another year of 

practices, games 

and tournaments. 

After seven years of coach- 
ing at Butler County Community 
College, Toby McCammon, head 
coach, has returned for another year 
of training and hard work. 
McCammon enjoys the women's bas- 
ketball team. He is not only a coach 

but also a friend to the team. They will 
come to him with school and family 
problems. "It's more than coaching," 
says McCammon. 

This year's team is full of tal- 
ent and has the potential to succeed in 
the tournaments. The team started 
practicing Oct. 1 and continued until 
their first game which was in 
November. The assistant coach is 
Denny Jaye and he has been on the 
staff for six years now. This is truly the 
toughest time for the team; they 
played about 15 games before 
Christmas break and then 15 games 
after the break. This region is hard to 
compete in; the other teams are well 
prepared and the teams are very com- 
petitive and play strong defense. The 
region consists of 19 teams and is 
eventually narrowed down to the best 

of them all. The goals for this year 
include finishing in the top four of the 
league, which Butler has accom- 
plished in the last six out of seven 
years. Another goal is to be able to go 
to Salina and play in the final four 
tournament. The girls make a great 
sacrifice in making the right decisions 
on the court and in practice. 
Dedication is the key to success. 
makes perfect 
Practice is the hardest time for 
the girls but prepares them for the 
upcoming challenges in playing. Last 
year, five players graduated from 
Butler's team to go on to four-year col- 
leges on full scholarships. This shows 
us that Butler prepares its students 
properly and well for the future at a 
bigger university. 

It's more than just coaching," says McCammon 

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Story by 
Amy Jewett 

Photos by 

Darren Greiving 

left: Cincinnati freshman Shere' 
Cunningham, guard, drives to the hoop in 
a game early in the season. 

left bottom: Olathe South freshman 
Stephanie Brown, guard/forward, is aiming 
at the basket. Brown has a reputation of 
being a good shooter. 

below: Cunningham is a standout guard. 
She averages over 15 points and five 
rebounds a game. 

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Story by Rachel Julius 

Above: Running back Jermaine Green avoids being tackled by the Dodge City 
Conquistadors. The Grizzlies won their first playoff game 36-0. (Photo by Amanda Lene) 

Top right: At the Canon Empire State Bowl the cold weather didn't stop number one 
Chavez Donnings and the Grizzlies from getting a first down on this play and a victory, 
30-20. (Photo by Michael Swan) 

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Through cold, sunshine or 
rain, Butler football presses on. 

BVtlep vs. Dodge: Cttx. 



A week after the homecoming 
game, Butler once again met up with 
the Dodge City Conquistadors in 
round one of the playoff. It was almost 
as if it was an instant replay of the 
week before. 

Like the previous game, the 
Grizzlies started off with a boom. Less 
than a minute into the contest, 


Sound play-off games 
lead to a disappointment 
at Garden City ... but a vic- 
tory at the Canon Empire 
State Bowl game 

Louisiana freshman Ronald 

McClendon went in for a touchdown, 
giving the Grizzlies the lead. Sounds 
familiar, huh? It doesn't stop there, 
though. Toward the end of the first 
quarter, McClendon was taken out of 
the game due to a knee injury. It still 
doesn't stop there. Before the half was 
over, Topeka sophomore Mike 
Jackson and Florida freshman 
Jermaine Green each scored a touch- 
down taking the Grizzlies to a 20-0 

Once again, not letting Dodge 
catch their breath, Butler put in two 
more touchdowns by Johnson sopho- 
more Jerry Garcia and Wichita sopho- 
more Patrick Henry, upping the score 
to 36-0. 

With the first playoff game out 
of the way, Butler began to prepare for 
game number two. 

bvtler vs. fort scott, 
Playoff Gp>me:, Poun/d 


The weather conditions for the 
second playoff game against Fort 
Scott didn't seem to dampen the 

game. In fact, playing in the mud 
seemed like fun to many of the play- 

Starting the game off a little 
rough, Butler let the Greyhounds slip 
through with a field goal to take a 3-0 
lead. In answer to the first quarter field 
goal, Jermaine Green scored a touch- 
down putting the Grizzlies in the lead. 
Less than three minutes later Mike 
Jackson ran for a 77-yard touchdown, 
boosting Butler to a 17-3 advantage. 

Going in for another kill, 
Jackson ran again for a 68-yard touch- 
down, taking the Grizzlies to a 21 -point 
lead over the Greyhounds. 

Although the field was muddy 
from the rain, it didn't stop the Grizzlies 
from yet another victory, sending them 
on to meet up with Garden City for the 
Jayhawk Conference Championship 

GVtler vs. Garden/ Crr^y 

Number three ranked Butler 
went up against number one ranked 
Garden City in a match that would 
determine who would go to the 
National Championship game. 

By halftime, neither team had 
put any points on the board. Hope was 
starting to appear in the third quarter, 
however. Early in the quarter, Florida 
freshman James Terry ran 41 yards for 
a touchdown, finally putting numbers 
on the board. 

Answering the Grizzlies, the 
Broncbusters scored a touchdown 
early in the fourth. With the score tied, 
7-7, Butler wasn't giving up. Derby 
freshman Brad Killen made a 26-yard 
field goal, giving the Grizzlies a three- 
point boost. Things seemed to be look- 
ing up for Butler until Garden City tied 
the contest at 10-10 with a field goal of 
their own. The Grizzlies and 
Broncbusters faced off in overtime. 

With Topeka sophomore Mike 
Jackson's 10-yard touchdown run, 
Butler seemed to have the game in 
hand. That is, until Broncbuster Daniel 
Davis rushed for a 12-yard touchdown, 
leaving the game once again tied. 

Going into the fourth overtime, 
Garden City managed to sneak by the 
Grizzlies, 23-17. 

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Without fail, seven is always the lucky 

The myth proved to be true at the Canon 
Empire State Bowl game in Garden City, New 

On/on/ EMptre: 
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Butler came up against the 13th ranked Nassau 
Community College. 

With a rocky start, the Grizzlies managed 
to let the Lions slip by with two touchdowns late in 
the first quarter to go out to a 14-0 lead. 

"I was a little concerned at the beginning. 
The guys needed to settle down and focus. Get 
back on track with the game," said Coach Troy 


Answering back, Ronald McClendon 
rushed for a 11 -yard touchdown, putting six points 
on the board for the Grizzlies. But that's not all. 
Mulvane sophomore Randy Johnson threw a 
deep ball to Florida sophomore Chavez Donnings 
for yet another touchdown, putting Butler two 
points behind, 14-12. 

The two touchdowns didn't stop Doni 
Baskin from scoring a touchdown for the Lions, 
putting them ahead 20-12. But, little did Nassau 
know those were their final points of the game. 

Ending the half, Brad Killen's 27-yard 
field goal left the Grizzlies trailing 15-20. 

That wasn't the end of Butler's scoring 
streak. Johnson completed a pass to Mike 

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Photo by Rachel Julius 

Jackson for an 18-yard touchdown. Again, 
Johnson's conversion pass to Jermaine Green was 
good, taking the Grizzlies to a 23-20 lead. 

To seal the game, Johnson made a 5-yard 
pass to Donnings, boosting the score to 29-20. 
Killen's kick attempt was good, giving the Grizzlies a 
ten-point lead over the Lions, 30-20, the final score. 

So now, the myth is true. Seven is a lucky 

As far as rankings go, Butler is now 6th in 
the NJCAA polls while Nassau dropped down to 15 th 

"We played well enough to win. I am proud 
of the players. They played well together. The guys 
are champs and always will be champs," said Coach 


Above: Louisiana freshman Ronald McClendon makes a valiant attempt to 
catch a pass from Mulvane sophomore Randy Johnson. McClendon 
helped the Grizzlies to a number six ranking. (Photo by Michael Swan) 

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Story by Pamela Bearth 
Photo by Amanda Lene 

With a tough start, the volleyball team was looking 
for a winning streak. The team had roughly gone through a 
coach a year for several seasons. This year's head coach, 
Rick Neubauer, just started working with the girls in August. 

"I made the switch from coaching track to coaching 
volleyball," says Neubauer. "But I originally came here to 
coach football." 

Neubauer has been here for 1 6 years and has been 
coaching for 14. 

Augusta freshman Jodi Valkenaar says, "Having 
the team close to home and putting a lot of dedication into 
my play is really worth it." 

The girls began the season with a good start by 
beating Lake County, Colby, Fort Scott and Allen County, 
but lost to Pratt and Hutchinson in the Hutchinson 
Tournament, leaving them with a 4-2 record. 

Having seven freshmen among the 11 players put a 
lot of pressure on the squad. The girls started to put the 
brakes on around mid-season, ending with a 7-13 record. 
The coaches were hoping that the girls would pick up the 
speed and start coming out and expecting to win. 

El Dorado sophomore Amanda Neubauer says, 
"We have a lot of talent on our team. We just never really 
got it all together. There are seven freshman so hopefully 
next year they will have more experience playing together." 

While practicing every day, Wichita sophomore 


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Amy Yokum and Amanda Neubauer became the top scor- 
ers in the pack. 

Amanda Neubauer says, "This season didn't quite 
meet our expectations. We did make it to the Region VI 
tournament, which was a goal." 

Osage freshmen Heather Orenden says, "We all 
work as a team and look forward to next year where we will 
have the experience needed to dominate the court." 

The last matches in the South District tournaments 
ended the season with just enough wins to qualify them for 
the Region VI tournaments; however, the team lost in the 

An Augusta freshman, Shelley Beardslee, says, 
"There were only four sophomores this year so I am looking 
forward to showing leadership on the court next year." 


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left: Among the many newcomers, Augusta freshman Shelley 
Beardslee receives a pass during practice to gain more experi- 
ence for next season. Having many new players this year will 
help them next season. 

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